A College Student Writes

Real Communication

No trace of inspiration and originality for either a creative writing or a creative speech course can be found in shibboleths. The student in either field must learn to see with his own eyes instead of following blind habits and to chart his ideas with individual clarity.

Especially characteristic of artistic individuals, it would seem, is their desire to communicate with others. But what is real communication? The Sermon on the Mount furnishes quick evidence of true communication. Jesus' words came forth as a consequence of his communion with his Father. It is because of this that his words carry such deep meaning, that in simplest terms he united in the Beatitudes the meek, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, the righteous.

We never read that Jesus talked too much, went off the subject, was afraid to speak, or forgot his words, lie proved that man is the conscious identity of creative Mind, God, and has but one consciousness, that of good; he has not one consciousness thinking of good and another experiencing error, nor one being aware of Truth and another losing consciousness. Jesus admitted to no actual subconsciousness where latent errors would find opportunity to communicate to thought. His was an immediate rejection of false communication and an immediate acceptance of true communication, as he himself said (Matt. 12:34), "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh."

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